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Your students will love studying the artwork of contemporary artist and master painter Kehinde Wiley. They’ll form opinions about his work and form a personal interpretation. Next, they will use their observations of the work to find inspiration for their own original art.
If you are unfamiliar with Wiley, this CBS News video and article provide a good overview of Wiley’s work.
And, while Wiley is a great artist to start with, there are so many others that could serve as inspiration. For tips on how to choose the best artists to teach, be sure to take a look at the Art History in the Elementary Art Room PRO Learning Pack. You’ll learn how to choose the perfect artists, themes, and projects to infuse art history into your curriculum and discover new ways to further students’ understanding of big ideas.
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